In honor of the tragedy that took place thirteen years ago today, I am doing this post a little differently.
Today I want you to take a moment to REMEMBER with me.
Remember why we write Christian fiction.
I don’t know about you but I write Christian fiction to help shine God’s light into a hurting and lost world. It’s not just about showing lost people the way to God, it’s about lifting up His children and helping them to hold onto Him as we make our way through this world.
Remember Who is inspiring our writing.
One of our favorite pastors has a motto that I just love. “Our number one job in life is to make Jesus look good.” – David Gibbs Jr.
In this life, we have a job as followers of Christ. We are to show the world the light of Jesus that shines through us. For writers, that means that our words should reflect that light. They should show the world how wonderful God is and not dwell in the darkness of the world.
And it is possible to write about that darkness while still showing the light of God through it!
It’s not easy but it is possible. If it were easy, every writer would do it.
Remember what our message is!
Our message ultimately, whether you write Amish fiction or speculative is LOVE – God’s love.
Remember that and you will be just fine.
REMEMBER the sacrifice!
Remember the sacrifice that so many men and women made willingly on that fateful day thirteen years ago in the effort to save as many as they could and remember the sacrifice that so many men and women make every day on the battlefields, fighting for our freedom.
But most of all, remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for you and for me on that day more than two-thousand years ago on a cross! Remember that sacrifice when you write, when you promote, when you are on social media, when you attend conferences and when you speak to people in everyday life.
Remember that Jesus wants to shine through your life and do everything you can to make Him look good, every day, in every thing!
Good Day and GOD Bless!